Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Year I Left by Christine Brae ~ Spotlight & Giveaway

The Year I Left
by Christine Brae
Vesuvian Books; August 20, 2019
$17.95; 283 pages
ISBN: 978-1-944109-90-5

Carin Frost doesn’t understand what’s happening to her. A confident businesswoman, wife, and mother, she begins to resent everything about her life. Nothing makes sense. Nothing makes her feel. Maybe it’s the recent loss of her mother in a tragic accident. Or maybe she’s just losing her mind.

Enter Matias Torres. As their new business partnership thrives, so does their friendship—and his interest in her. Carin is determined to keep her distance, until a work assignment sends them to Southeast Asia where a storm is brewing on the island. In the midst of the chaos, Matias asks her to do something unimaginable, exhilarating, BOLD. Carin knows the consequences could be dire, but it may be the only way to save herself.

An honest look at love and marriage and the frailties of the human heart, this is a story of a woman’s loss of self and purpose and the journey she takes to find her way back.

Praise For Christine Brae

"A heart-wrenching tale of two people destined to be together.  Simon and Tessa are fantastically portrayed as star-crossed lovers whose lives are worlds apart.  Even those who are not fans of romance will enjoy the relationships, scenery, and beautiful prose of this book.  Five stars!"
--Kristi Elizabeth, San Francisco Book Review

"Eight a beautiful story of a woman's quest to open her heart and let love in.  It made me want to travel and fall in love all over again."

--Willow Aster, bestselling author

"Christine Brae gently reminds us that providence will have the last laugh in this sharply written tale of heart versus mind." 
--Tarryn Fisher,
New York Times and  USA Today bestselling author

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  1. The emotional premise makes me want to read this book.

  2. I would like to learn about Carin's struggle and how she overcomes it. Thank you

  3. Love this cover. Sounds fascinating.

  4. The cover drew me to this book first. But as I read the information I can tell this could be a really wonderful book.